Creating A New World Together
Welcome to the October Magdalene Newsletter,
a place of sharing in these transformational times, honouring the earth and the sacred feminine during our journey towards unity. The old ways of separation do not work in the new world and as we move towards inner wholeness we are now coming together both within and without.
This month we gather in Glastonbury for the initiation of Magdalene High Priestesses at the Chalice Well Gardens; this will be a very special occasion indeed and a celebration of all the achievements of these remarkable women who are spreading so much light and healing in the world.
May you walk the path of light this month within and without.
Margaret and Graham
Facts about October...
The traditional flower of the month of October is the calendula, symbolizing comfort, healing, protection and grace.
The Anglo-Saxons called October “Wintirfyllith”, meaning “fullness of winter” because it had the first full moon of the winter season.
The name of the month of October comes from the Latin “octō”, meaning “eight”, because in the Roman calendar October was the eight month of the year. With the adding of January and February at the beginning of the calendar after the Julian calendar reform, October became the tenth month of the year, as we know it today
The birthstones for October are the tourmaline and the opal. Tourmalines display a wide spectrum of colours, such as yellow, pink, blue, red, green, black or brown and they are believed to help you stay calm under pressure, bring peace and tranquility and defeat emotions like anger and jealousy. Opals exhibit different colours (green, white, yellow, blue, pink etc.) depending on the conditions under which they were created. Opal gemstones are believed to cure eye infections, strengthen memory, calm nerves and enhance creativity.
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Messages Of Light
I often write about my own personal experiences because life teaches us so much. I share these experiences also to help you to interpret through symbolism all the messages which are being brought to you every day. Symbolism is the language of spirit, it is the language of light and once we learn how to completely interpret the symbolism of everything we become our own teachers and guides.
Even though you will have many guides who help you eventually it will be your own soul who will show you the way and it is your own soul who often sends messages through everyday occurrences to help you to understand what you need to do. Life is a mirror and every single thing within your life is reflecting back to you what you need to do or it is showing you where you are at. Each day so much wisdom surrounds you and all you need to do is to take notice of everything you are drawn to and everything that happens to you and then interpret what you see. Many people say to me that they do not know how to interpret these symbols but it is so easy because all you need to do is to feel the first feeling within your heart and that will be the correct one and that will be your answer.
This is a mystical path and mystical means hidden and the ancient teachings have been hidden in symbolism for so very long and we need to go behind what we see and what we hear to find the real truth. Whenever you give a spiritual message to someone else always go beyond the actual words and retrieve the symbolic meaning of everything which you are feeling, never take anything literally.
I tell stories about my life so that you may understand your own stories from them and receive direction and this direction very often will come directly from your soul for it is your soul who directs you every minute of every day.
My garden is a source not only of great joy to me but it is also my Temple and it shows me so much and teaches me many things. Several things within it recently have reflected back to me what is going on within me and what I need to do and what I need to change. The first thing was a black metal arch underneath which I had planted a rose and honeysuckle and my fairy lights were draped all over it; the arch was a Gateway. I realised that the arch was beginning to bend over and when I looked it had begun to rust and it was not secure within the ground so I needed to look and see what this message was for me.
The arch was a doorway into other realms and it had become rusty and it was about to fall apart. I knew that I needed a new door into the world of spirit and into the heart for all gateways are truly doorways into the heart. On this spiritual path we continually go through cycles of death and rebirth and when we come to the end of a stage we die to who we were and then we are reborn again brand-new. We die to who we were and we die to the way we live our life and so when we are reborn we have to have a new set of values and rules to live by and an even greater openness in the heart. I was being shown I needed that new door.
When I originally bought the arch I had wanted a green one and not a black one but I could not find one that was suitable so this time I made up my mind it had to be green, the colour of nature and the colour of the heart. The metal of the original one corresponds to autumn time a time of death and letting go and so this time I wanted a wooden one, the time of spring and rebirth. The arch has been ordered and I look forward to a new doorway into an even deeper connection to my heart and to spirit.
I had the most adorable wicker hare which sat next to my seat in my little woodland but it had disintegrated leaving only a metal framework which had become rusty and so I was dealing with the same thing as my hare. The Hare is not only a symbol of the goddess it is a symbol of me for that is my sign in Chinese astrology so once again I looked and I saw that so much had fallen away from me and what was left was rusty. The rust represents old emotions and so it had to go.
In its place I decided I wanted a gnome, I looked online but couldn’t find what I wanted for I wanted one with great character. Graham once again was inspired and he said he would take me to a certain garden centre but I wasn’t to tell anyone that we were going out shopping for gnomes. The very gnome I wanted was waiting for us and he travelled home with us in the boot of the car and I named him Hob. Names are very important and this one was chosen in memory of my mother’s Great Uncle Hob, I love the name, it felt so old-fashioned and Great Uncle Hob must have lived a long time ago because my mother was born in 1908. Hob now sits next to my seat where the hare once was so this was a symbol of the renewal of myself once again and the renewal of my connection to nature.
Things often come in threes as I’m sure you have already experienced and so there was a third item in my garden which needed renewing too. 20 years ago when I visited my mother in the north-east I took her a beautiful resin statue of a little girl and the feeling was that it was to remind her of me so that she would feel me close because she had roses in her hair, flowers on her dress and a watering can in her hand, like myself never far from nature and flowers. She was meant to be in the garden but my mother placed her in the hearth where she sat until the day she died eight years ago and I brought her home with me and placed her next to where I sit in the garden and I loved her so much for she was me.
She had been battered by the elements a bit like how we are all battered by our emotions on this journey and several days ago I found her face down with cracks and holes after the strong winds and I knew it was time for her to go. She was symbolic of the inner child in me for it is the inner child in all of us which needs healing, it is the child who was damaged and it is the child who needs to be made whole again. It was with great sadness that I put her in the bin, another death, another letting go.
I have found another little girl statue to replace her but this one has wings as well as flowers in her hair and on her dress so on the right day I will ceremoniously bring her into the garden, another symbol of renewal.
These three symbols are all about death and rebirth and letting go and this is the healing for all of us. During the heavy winds recently the garden has been absolutely littered with branches which have fallen down from the large poplar trees which grow in the garden next door and overhang our garden. I looked upon this as all the dead wood going and so there was much to interpret with all the symbolism.
When we are ready to die and be reborn again we drop all our dead wood and the dead wood is symbolic of the old emotions we have carried for so long for this journey is about being stripped bare, stripped bare of who we thought we were so that we may grow new wood and be made new.
In your own lives from the moment you get up to the moment you go to sleep take notice of everything and be aware that very often your own soul will direct you to look at things for they will have a meaning. Stop for a moment and interpret what you are drawn to and feel with your heart the first thing that comes to your mind and very soon you will have learned a new language, the language of light and it will bring you everything you need and then you will fully understand that life is just one great big mirror.
Magdalene High Priestess Training
We have launched a new online audio course, Magdalene High Priestess Training. This is available for those who have completed the Magdalene Priestess Training. It can be begun at 4 dates during the year and those who enrol must be able to participate in the closed facebook group, The Enchanted Castle, which has been set up specifically for this course.
This is a course of deep personal healing as well as providing mystical and magical teachings; it includes also ceremonial and past life work.
Those who complete the training will be qualified to train and initiate others as Magdalene Priestesses and they will be able to perform rites of passage ceremonies for others.
Here is the link to information about the training:
Flower Of The Month
Flowers belong to another realm; they are the healers of the soul. Their cosmic blueprints are within the worlds of spirit. Each month I bring to you a flower which represents the energy of the time and so I give you a simple garden Daisy for it is one of the most powerful flowers of all and it is one which I often share. This flower in all its simplicity will heal your inner child for it has the ability to connect to the child within, to heal its wounds and to comfort it with the greatest love.
Visualise yourself making a daisy chain like you did as a child and make a Crown and place it upon your head and allow the vibrations of the daisies to flow through you bringing their white and their gold, the ultimate colours of divinity into your being then go into your heart and there you will find your inner child. Hold your child so close and tell it how much you love it and a great peace will fill your being. This simple act of love will have a very deep and profound effect upon your life for you will find that from that moment you will love yourself like never before and by loving yourself you will take command to speak your truth only saying yes to those things which you wish to say yes to.
Magdalene Priestess Training
This is an 8 part series of downloadable audio workshops to be completed during each turning of the wheel of the year. I have set up a closed facebook group, Magdalene Priestesses, where you are to share your experiences of the teachings with me and with the others who participate. You will be given guidance and feedback there; you will also have the support of other trainee priestesses. At the completion of the year long course following the writing of a short essay you will be able to call yourself a Magdalene Priestess and set up your own circle if you wish. This course will enable you to awaken to the lives you have lived as a priestess. Mary Magdalene was a Nazarene Priestess and she along with other cosmic teachers will provide the knowledge for this training. You can begin at any time of the year.
The cost is £40 for each of the 8 parts.
As we have had enquiries from people who would like to do this course alone for their own personal healing and education without participating in the Facebook group we are now offering it as a self-study course also. There will be no initiation or certificate at the end of it; the cost for each of these workshops is £20.
A CD version is available for UK by post, details on download page.
Feel the colours of gold and orange surround you for these are the colours of autumn, the time of letting go.
As the colours swirl around you an opening will appear before you and you will find yourself deep in the Forest. You will follow the Forest path delighting in the beauty of all the colours of the fallen leaves around you. You will be amazed at the amount of acorns and nuts scattering the forest floor and being enjoyed by the little creatures who live here. The deeper you go into the Forest the more you feel as if you are being watched but in a nice way.
Eventually you come to a clearing and the person who was following you now comes and stands in front of you and it is one of the elementals, a gnome. He stands before you in all his magnificence looking as though he is part of the forest itself and he smiles the biggest smile you have ever seen. He tells you he is part of the Earth and he is a caretaker of the Earth for he knows all the secrets of nature.
He places around you a cloak of the autumn leaves and he asks you to sit with him beneath the tree and you sit upon the huge roots of a very ancient tree. The gnome asks you to share any worries with him and he speaks to you like an old grandfather making you feel so comforted. You empty your heart of every last drop of worry and stress and as you do this your cloak turns into a cloak of the purest gold and copper and you feel a great weight has been lifted from you.
The gnome who has all the knowledge of the metals which lie beneath the ground tells you that you have been given a cloak of wisdom and healing for gold brings wisdom and copper brings healing and so you sit together absorbing the energies of these metals feeling a great healing taking place. You sit together in companionship with this beautiful elemental who tells you he is going to take care of you just as a grandfather would and you can call upon him at any time that you need uplifting for he will always bring much joy to you.
We have recently set up a YouTube channel to share healing messages so if you would like to listen to the messages here is the link:
Each month I will include the teachings from our Wirral gathering on the Moon Circles website so that those of you who would like to participate but are unable to may also receive the same. There is a contacts page for other circles on the website for other areas of the UK.
If you are running a circle and would like to be included then please send us your contact details. Also if you would like help and guidance in setting one up I will be happy to help you.
Here is the link: http://www.mooncircles.co.uk/wirral.htm
For those of you who use facebook; as well as my Water Lily Temple page on there I have now set up a group page which I have called The Moon Chamber. It is a place of sharing with others who come to The Retreat Days and The Moon Circles; I have also invited those who follow my teachings on my Water Lily Temple page. You are very welcome to join and share your wisdom or receive the inspiration of others or ask for guidance, it is all there in a loving energy with beautiful souls:
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